On Sunday, February 20, 2022, the family of the political prisoner Tamer Fikri Gamal El-Din, 50, was surprised by his death during a visit to the Minya prison.
The family was told that he died a few days ago, without giving further details.
Tamer Fikri Gamal El-Din was a preacher at Kerdasa Mosque in Giza governorate.
In 2017, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison in a political case.
Tamer Fikri Gamal El-Din’s death has brought the total number of those died in Egyptian prisons since the 2013 military coup to 919, five of them in 2022.
Causes of deaths included torture, suicide, poor detention conditions, medical negligence.
Since becoming a president in 2014, Sisi has fiercely suppressed dissent.
An estimated 60,000 people have been arrested under his rule, many of them critics, writers, journalists, human rights defenders and peaceful protesters. Thousands have been jailed without trial under Egypt’s abusive pre-trial detention system.
Sisi has repeatedly justified the crackdown on his critics as part of the fight against terrorism.